Lazarus & His Beloved
Augmented Theatre Production
Broken Hill Theatre's production of Kahlil Gibran's "Lazarus and His Beloved" creatively utilizes the natural beauty of the summer sunset and interactive projections to set the stage. The production features an interactive projection mapping system that projects visuals onto the set, creating a mesmerizing and immersive experience for the audience.
In this production, we worked on a unique and innovative way of creating visuals on stage. Our team developed an interactive projection mapping system that utilized the power of the Kinect to track the actors' movements and project visuals onto the set. This allowed for a truly immersive experience for the audience, as they felt like they were a part of the performance.
As part of the design team, I help develop the software that was used to map the actor's position data onto the custom geometry projection surface. It was a challenging task, requiring a deep understanding of the intricacies of the Microsoft Kinect.
We create "halos" that were positioned around the actor's heads. These halos acted as a follow spotlight, tracking the actor's movements and creating a dramatic effect on stage.
This production showed how technology can improve traditional theater. It was an exciting and challenging project, and I am proud to have been a part of it.
- 2015: Lazarus and His Beloved Toronto, Canada